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 Jane <I>Kays</I> Bobbitt

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Jane Kays Bobbitt

  • Birth 6 Feb 1838 Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 13 Mar 1915 Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 93749518

Wife of William W BOBBITT. Married: 20 Sep 1957, Putnam County, Illinois. Mother of Ida Belle BOBBITT & Amy E. BOBBITT.

Jane Kays was born near Abingdon, Knox county, Illinois, Feb. 6, 1838. She passed away March 13, 1915, at her home in Magnolia. Her age was 77 years, 1 month and 7 days.

When a small girl she came with her parents to the Oxbow neighborhood, where she lived till the time of her marriage, Sept. 20, 1857, to William W. Bobbitt. After their marriage they moved to Centralia, Ill., and lived there about one year. Moved from there to Wenona, and lived there about one year, where their first child was born.

From Wenona they moved to her father's farm north of Magnolia, where their second daughter was born. After living there three years they moved to the farm in the Oxbow neighborhood where they lived for 30 years. Here three other daughters were born. The second daughter died at the age of five years. In 1888 they moved to Magnolia, where she has since resided. Her husband passed away June 14, 1897.

She united with the Baptist church at Caledonia in early life and has lived a consistent Christian life to the day of her death. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ida B. Funk; Mrs. M. Ella Phillips; Mrs. Clara E. Roberts; Mrs. Celia W. Spencer, and by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, Emory Kays of Phoenix, Ari., and Mrs. Sherman Cole of Ottawa, and a host of loyal friends.

The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. W. Spencer on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. M. P. Lackland
Taken From the Henry News Republican
March 18, 1915

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  • Created by: Don Stowell
  • Added: 17 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93749518
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Kays Bobbitt (6 Feb 1838–13 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93749518, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Don Stowell (contributor 46794548) .